Asian Scientist Magazine’s March 2021 Roundup

Embark on a billion-year scientific odyssey through Asian Scientist Magazine’s top stories from March 2021.

Feline Fine Thanks To Silver Vine

Best known for making cats go crazy, plants like catnip and silver vine actually serve another important function: repelling pesky insects.

The Voice Within May Be Toxoplasma Speaking

Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite that reproduces in cats and can infect humans, is known to alter behavior. A recent study shows that infected humans tend to be more entrepreneurial.

The Tale Of The Short-Tailed Cat (VIDEO)

A mutation in the HES7 gene is responsible for the short-tailed trait in Japanese Bobtail and Chinese short-tailed feral cats, a study finds.

From Schrödinger To YouTube, The House Cat Is Here To Stay

Our feline overlords aren’t just useful for cuddles, funny videos and silly memes; these domesticated darlings have served many purposes over history.

Cats Domesticated In China Much Earlier Than Once Thought

Cat domestication in China was closely related to the birth of agriculture around 8,000 BC, a process similar to that in the Near East and Egypt.

Fish In Cat Food Could Trigger Feline Hyperthyroidism

Fish-flavored cat food, instead of exposure to flame retardants, was found to be a cause of hyperthyroidism in cats.

Cats Were Domesticated 5,000 Years Ago In China, Study

5,000 years ago, cats lived alongside farmers in the ancient Chinese village of Quanhucun, according to a new study.

Cat & Dog Allergens Detected In Homes Without Pets

Soft toys are a source of cat and dog allergens regardless of whether the home has pets, according to a study.